(1 review, 5 customer ratings) ★★★★★
Two vaudeville comedy magic acts are described in terms of props stage setting and patter.
1st edition, 1922?, Geo DeLawrence; 25 pages.
At only 25 pages, it's more of a pamphlet really, and please be aware: you really only get about 3 "tricks" within the book (and not much explanation of those at that).....they're common effects, well documented in magic literature (you'll probably already know them). What you get, really is the VERBATIM patter of a (roughly) 16-minute Vaudevillian magic act, clearly outlined with instructions for:
A. How to set the stage before your performance
B. Orchestra cues (and comedic bits of how you might interact with the orchestra conductor)
C. All the "walk here - stand there" blocking notes you might ever need for this act.
I love Vaudeville and this drips with that certain "style". The cost is reasonable. Get it only to help you remember how important self-depracating asides can be when you want your audience to laugh during your act. A great investment and will be treasured addition to my magic library.